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New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

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Address: 53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA, England
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+44 116 255 4100
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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WOW amazing free local venue

Loved visiting this place, Anciecnt Eygpt scary mummys and crypts, intereactive wildlife area, dinosaurs. Yummy cafe and great little shop. Gallery and museum well worth a visit!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Lisa W
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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the museum is nice but the over the top Leicester city football club in the building on display is a bit much and wouldn't the football part of the building be better suited to a museum inside the Leicester city football club where supporters can pay for it I hate football I do and the last place I want to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved visiting this place, Anciecnt Eygpt scary mummys and crypts, intereactive wildlife area, dinosaurs. Yummy cafe and great little shop. Gallery and museum well worth a visit!

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James H, Marketing and Communications at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this review

Many thanks for the great review. Hope you can come back and see us again soon! More 

Offenbach, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, located a short walk from Leicester train station (helpful signs will point you to it) is a small "mix & match" place which includes displays on archaeology (both dinosaurs and Egyptian history), nature and fine arts. Entry is FREE and photography is allowed. The best part is the natural history display, which is... More 

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Berkshire, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a lovely few hours looking at the art but mostly we devoured every bit of information in the Egyptian display. Our visit was to supplement the great learning our 8 year old daughter has been doing at school on her class Egyptian topic. She loved seeing the real mummies and was shocked but intrigued to learn about how the... More 

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Thank RooD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Such a lovely, well-presented museum, in a lovely location! The shop is full of temptation, and the Egyptian collection is special. My favourite thing was the newish exhibit showcasing their collection of German Expressionist drawings. Worth the trip to Leicester on its own!

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Thank Sarah R
Leicester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I remember visiting here when I was a younger. My Daughter and I went to look at the Leicester City F.C. Champions exhibit on the upper floor which was great fun. We took a walk around the other sections enjoying looking at the dinosaur bones and we particularly liked the Egyptian section with the Mummies/hieroglyphics/artefacts. There was also a fantastic... More 

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Thank Ian_G_Phillips
James H, Marketing and Communications at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this review

Many thanks Ian for your review and feedback on the museum. Great to hear you enjoyed the experience and will forward on your notes about the interactives to ensure these are checked over. Hope you can come back and see us again soon. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much time and money spent on improving the environment in New Walk museum, I have been visiting here since I was a child and always enjoy my visits. The egyptian section has always fascinated me and the art is superb!

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James H, Marketing and Communications at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this review

Many thanks Alison for your great review and continued visits! Much appreciated. More 

west yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit with children. Lots of interactive exhibits and dinosaur skeletons. Cafe on site and short walk to other restaurants/cafes. Parking difficult. Small car park closed. Some meter parking in adjacent streets and very expensive car park on Duke Street.

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Thank poppy57
James H, Marketing and Communications at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this review

Hi Poppy, many thanks for your review and great to hear you enjoyed the museum. Apologies for the current closure of the car park, just due to the works on the new staircase. Hope you can come back and see us again soon. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

clean - friendly staff easy to get around , wheelchair friendly lots to see and do especially for the children

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Thank Sharon S
James H, Marketing and Communications at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this review

Many thanks Sharon for the visit and review, much appreciated. Hope you can come back and see us again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this museum especially with young children. The stuffed animals are fun and the Egyptian section is short but a bit scary. Great coffee shop with costa coffee. The gift shop is very good too.

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James H, Marketing and Communications at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this review

Many thanks Helena for the review and feedback, great to hear! Hope you can come back and see us again soon. More 

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